(Richmond, IN)--Richmond Mayor Sally Hutton talked about the city’s Stellar Grant Monday night at the meeting of Richmond Common Council. Even though word got out about Richmond’s successful bid last Friday, it wasn’t made official until Monday. "This has been a very exciting time for everybody that worked on this," Hutton said. The grants will mean close to $20 million for the redevelopment of several areas of the city. Council member Larry Parker said that a lot of the credit goes to the 50 volunteers who spent a month working on the city’s bid. "It speaks very highly of all those people who put all their time and energy into this and we thank them very much." Next, Richmond city leaders will be working with the grant team to determine exactly when and how the money will be distributed. "In a couple of weeks, we'll finalize exactly what we think we can get out of it," Hutton said. A city-wide celebration has been set for Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock on the lawn of the city building. It’s being billed as an ice cream social and Stellarbration. The public is invited. Upgrades are planned for the Depot District, Uptown Richmond, the Vaile area, and the South Tenth Street Park. Uptown Richmond could see the development of second and third-story apartment buildings. Bike and pedestrian connections can be made between Glen Miller Park and the Whitewater Gorge.